Every day counts: Beat norovirus to help reduce absenteeism

It is vital that pupils attend school every day to gain the greatest benefit from their education. To that end, schools are expected to promote good attendance. Although the government doesn’t set specific targets, it is generally accepted that anything above 95% is considered ‘good’.[1]

But at this time of year, it can be a headache trying to achieve this thanks to the rise of seasonal bugs, such as the dreaded norovirus. Often referred to as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, it is an infection that spreads easily and rapidly – especially in schools and colleges.

After all, children have immature immune systems, play and work in close contact with each other, and often have a poor understanding of healthy hygiene practices. But did you know that as well as catching norovirus through direct contact with somebody who has it, you can also contract it indirectly, by touching surfaces or objects that have the virus on them?

Here at Jangro we offer a wide range of solutions that help encourage healthy hand washing practice, including an innovative system designed with children in mind. Our Jangronauts range features four hand washing hero characters to help embed healthy hand washing skills from a young age, in a fun, interactive and educational way


In response to the increasing numbers of norovirus this winter, we have created a prevention kit to help our customers minimise the risk of contracting and spreading this notorious infection. It comprises everything you need from soaps, sanitisers, disinfectant wipes, and lightweight cloths, to educational resources, including guides on how to wash hands properly and infection control measures.

We also have a kit to help make cleaning up just that bit easier if the worst should happen. The bundle includes effective germ-killer, the BA053 Jangro Virucidal cleaner, which has been proven to kill the norovirus bug. As well as cleaner disinfectant and medical sanitiser, we provide everything you need to help you achieve a hygienic clean from aprons on a roll, nitrile gloves, sanitaire, and multi-zorb granules, through to pelican pumps, yellow mop buckets, heads and handles, yellow dust pan and brush, and yellow clinical sacks. It is crucial that the equipment employed is ‘yellow’ in accordance with the industry-accepted colour-coding system. This eliminates the risk of cross-contamination. Don’t forget the wet floor sign either to avoid a further health and safety mishap!

For more information, call our friendly advisors on 01204 795 955 or visit www.jangro.net or www.jangronauts.co.uk

[1] https://www.theschoolrun.com/school-attendance-explained